1989 Rover - Austin Metro 1.0 Club 1.0 from UK and Ireland
Clutch cable snapped, brake lights circuit failed (kept blowing fuse, so had a penny jammed in there).
Car was extremely slow for driving in the modern era. Motor way cruising uncomfortable.
Suffered poor starting of points system, and took quite a time to get going. If you joined straight into traffic, it was a nightmare.
This car's engine was worn, and poor bhp new. improved after a good service however.
The car used a good 500 ml of oil every 100 miles.
However this car was ultra cheap (£250) and only failed its MOT on rusty sills. Nothing was needed for the car, and it never really broke down. I assume the electrical fault was down to a bad earth, or switch. I managed a 200 miles trip on about 12 pounds of petrol (in England, 90p per litre, which is outstanding, but I was doing 50mpg!)
The car was a good load lugger and served me well as a stop gap for year in my youth. It had an almost retro feel with the classic a-series whine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd December, 2005